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Country vs country: Philippines and Singapore compared: Education

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  • Adult literacy rate > Female: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life."
  • Adult literacy rate > Total: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life."
  • Elementary school > Enrolled students: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Elementary school repeaters > All: Repeaters in primary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in primary school."
  • Elementary school repeaters > Female: Repeaters in primary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in primary school."
  • Elementary school teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • High school enrolment rate: Progression to secondary school refers to the number of new entrants to the first grade of secondary school in a given year as a percentage of the number of students enrolled in the final grade of primary school in the previous year.
  • High school teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Literacy > Definition: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Female: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Male: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Total population: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Spending > USD: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment."
  • Tertiary enrollment: Gross enrolment ratio, tertiary level is the sum of all tertiary level students enrolled at the start of the school year, expressed as a percentage of the mid-year population in the 5 year age group after the official secondary school leaving age.
STAT Philippines Singapore HISTORY
Adult literacy rate > Female 93.9
Ranked 40th. 3% more than Singapore
91.6
Ranked 46th.

Adult literacy rate > Total 93.6
Ranked 43th.
94.5
Ranked 41st. 1% more than Philippines

Elementary school > Enrolled students 13.41 million
Ranked 8th. 45 times more than Singapore
299,704
Ranked 95th.

Elementary school repeaters > All 2.31
Ranked 82nd. 7 times more than Singapore
0.31
Ranked 100th.

Elementary school repeaters > Female 1.62
Ranked 87th. 6 times more than Singapore
0.28
Ranked 98th.

Elementary school teachers 390,432
Ranked 9th. 25 times more than Singapore
15,525
Ranked 84th.

High school enrolment rate 97.51
Ranked 43th. 7% more than Singapore
91.49
Ranked 59th.

High school teachers 181,193
Ranked 21st. 13 times more than Singapore
14,128
Ranked 64th.

Library books 1.24 million
Ranked 2nd.
5.42 million
Ranked 11th. 4 times more than Philippines

Literacy > Definition age 15 and over can read and write age 15 and over can read and write

Literacy > Female 95.8%
Ranked 52nd. 7% more than Singapore
89.7%
Ranked 75th.

Literacy > Male 96%
Ranked 58th.
96.7%
Ranked 53th. 1% more than Philippines

Literacy > Total population 95.9%
Ranked 56th. 3% more than Singapore
93.2%
Ranked 68th.

Spending > USD 4.06 billion
Ranked 48th.
4.8 billion
Ranked 45th. 18% more than Philippines

Tertiary enrollment 31.2%
Ranked 39th.
33.7%
Ranked 3rd. 8% more than Philippines

SOURCES: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; World Bank staff estimates using data from the United Nations Statistics Division's Statistical Yearbook, and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics online database.; UNESCO

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